CHANGE OF ADDRESS
If you are moving/changing your address, please notify the Parish Office so we can keep our records up-to-date. If you are changing your phone number because you are using a cellular phone and/or forgoing your land phone, the Parish Office would also like that information. Please click here or call us at 703-221-4044, ext. 222. Thank you.
There are now separate numbers for the Parish Office (703-221-4044) or (703-291-7285), School Office (703-221-3868), and Religious Education Office (703-221-3127). If a parishioner wishes to reach someone in those offices, we ask that they please call the designated number. This is a change from the previous arrangement where you would be able to dial an extension after reaching the general number of the parish. We had to make this change to correct problems we were having with the former system.
Upcoming Parish Events
SGT MAC FOUNDATION
November 10th-11th, 17th-18th, and 24th-25th
The Quantico Wreath Project, conducted annually by the SGT MAC FOUNDATION, will be supported again in 2018 by the Knights of Columbus with assistance from the Columbiettes. Fundraising at St. Francis of Assisi Parish will take place during the weekends of November 10th-11th, 17th-18th, and 24th-25th.
On Saturday, December 1st, volunteers will place wreaths on the graves at Quantico National Cemetery. All of the wreaths used to decorate the graves of our fallen heroes are purchased with donated funds ($10 for each wreath).
Care For Creation Meeting
All are invited to join the Care for Creation Ministry on Sunday, November 18th at 10:00 am in the St Catherine Room. We will begin the meeting by watching video 4, “Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor,” of Fr. Dan Horan’s series on Understanding Laudato Si.
Thanksgiving 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament
November 24th at 9:00 am
Attention all athletes ages 8 and up who can dribble and shoot a basketball! Come participate in the Sixth Annual Thanksgiving 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament! It will start at 9 AM on Saturday, November 24, 2018 in the Parish Center Gym. Each team of up to four players will be guaranteed at least three games. It costs $50 to sponsor a team, and all proceeds will be donated to St. Francis of Assisi School.
To register or if you would like further information, please contact Dr. Ken Dunn.
On December 4th at 7:30 p.m., we will celebrate the Sacrament of Penance. This will be a traditional Communal Penance with music, readings from scripture, and a short homily. Several priests will be available for individual confessions.
2018-2019 Religious Education Registration is Now Open!
Please click here to register.
St. Francis of Assisi School
St. Francis of Assisi School Spaghetti Dinner Silent Auction and Raffle Saturday, November 17th at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Center Gym. Cost is $10 per person (includes: spaghetti, salad, bread, and beverages) and $6 for children ages 3 to 11. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.
Please click here for tickets.
Interfaith Thanksgiving Service
Our Parish is proud to be hosting the area’s First Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service on Tuesday, November 20th at 7:00 p.m. Please come and join our Jewish, Muslim, and Christian brothers and sisters for prayer, praise and song, centered around a theme of thanksgiving and unity.
Children’s Christmas Pageant
is November 25th
December 24th 3:15 p.m.
Children’s Christmas Pageant on December 24th at 3:15 p.m. Please click here to register your child (ages 4 and up). Registration deadline is November 25th.
Immaculate Conception Mass Schedule
Saturday, December 8th is the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary (a Holy Day of Obligation).
December 7th—7:30 p.m. (Vigil)
December 8th—9:00 a.m.
We do NOT have a 12 noon Mass on December 8th.
Mass Intention Book
The Mass Intention book for 2019 will open on Friday, December 14, 2018. To schedule a Mass you may come in or call the office. We also have envelopes located on the tables in the vestibule. Just drop the envelope in the catch-all slot. We will be taking 3 intentions per Mass.
Let’s Talk Faith
10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m.
On Sunday, November 18th from 10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m. in the Parish Center Dining Facility, our Let’s Talk Faith speaker series continues with a presentation by Fr. John O’Connor on how we can experience visible signs of God’s love through the sacraments.
There will be a Thanksgiving Eucharist on Thursday, November 22nd at 8:45 a.m., in the Church. Please bring your Thanksgiving food baskets and place them on the steps of the sanctuary. During this special Liturgy of thankfulness, the food to be eaten around our family table will be blessed, as will our lives of Christian living and witness! Hace unbuen dia de accion de Gratias!
Distribute Christmas Wreaths at Quantico
On Saturday, December 1st, volunteers will descend on Quantico National Cemetery to help distribute more than 9,000 Christmas wreaths on the graves of our fallen national heroes. Volunteers, please arrive early (9-9:30 a.m.), use the main entrance on Joplin Road (Route 619), pass the large flagpoles at the main gate, take the first left onto Rappahannock Place and park their vehicles alongside the roadway – NOT off on the grass. A short ceremony will commence at 10:00 a.m., then wreaths will be distributed.
Festival of Praise
Festival of Praise is December 14th at 7:30 p.m. in the Church. Enjoy a wonderful evening of Christmas Praise presented by the St. Francis Music Ministry! The concert is free of charge, however a free will offering will be accepted to help cover the cost of the concert.
For more information, please contact Nikole Giraldi.